Hotelier Awards flashback: Pamini Hemaprabha

Hotelier catches up with the 2014 Housekeeper of the Year - Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates' executive housekeeper Pamini Hemaprabha

Pamini Hemaprabha at the Hotelier Awards 2014.
Pamini Hemaprabha at the Hotelier Awards 2014.

HOUSEKEEPER OF THE YEAR

Pamini Hemaprabha, executive housekeeper, Kempinski Hotel Mal of the Emirates

What company / hotel are you currently with?
Kempinski Hotel Mall of Emirates

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What’s your job role now?
Regional Rooms Specialist for India, Middleast and Africa. Apart from looking after the Mall of Emirates property, I travel around the world to train rooms division teams and audit them. My role is to elevate the rooms division to the best standards in the region.

How has winning a Hotelier award impacted your career?
I have gained recognition within the region and company. Post receiving the award I gained exposure to the best hotels like Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, Kempinski Nay Pyi Taw Myanmar etc. Being the best housekeeping in the region is a treasure which I will cherish forever.

Are you hoping to be nominated this year for an award?
It depends on my company but I am still celebrating my last award.

What is the best piece of advice you can give other hoteliers who want to win a Hotelier Award?
I think to be exceptional one should thrive on making a difference in leading people with a vision of creativity. We have many bosses but few leaders, so be a leader always!

Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
I wish to elevate myself to higher roles like general manager and hold more key positions in the company.

What are you doing to achieve your goals and dreams?
I am participating in various training programmes to develop my leadership, data analytical skills. I am also exposed to various challenges within the rooms division in different places to advance further.

What’s your dream position?
To be a CEO

What is your life ambition outside of work?
I am a poet, and I love writing. I wish to publish my books one day. I think future generations can be inspired through books. 

Nominations for the Hotelier Middle East Awards 2015 are still open, with a deadline of August 31, 2015. All of the information you need on how to nominate a colleague is available here: www.hoteliermiddleeast.com/awards.
 

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